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Morande Pionero Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Burgundy red with ruby nuances. Aromas of black fruits recalling maquis and blueberries plus red fruits such as cherries and raspberries complemented by sweet notes of vanilla and fresh tobacco. Fruity with dark chocolate and coffee, good structure, medium body, and a pleasing persistence. Goes with grilled red meats, game birds, braised dishes, stews, casseroles, and legumes.
$16.00 / Bottle   $192.00 / Case

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Vina Morande was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of great quality, with a clear focus on the development of its brands. To achieve this they have developed production processes and quality guarantees that includes the following: selection of terroirs, grape varieties and clones, vineyard architecture, advanced irrigation systems, organic management and systems for monitoring the growth, ripening and development of the fruit.

The fruit for this wine comes from vertically positioned, guyot-pruned vines in the Maipo Valley. The soils are primarily of alluvial origin with gravel and a silty-clay texture. Irrigation is controlled for balanced vine growth and continuous ripening.

After harvest the grapes are crushed, leaving approximately 20% of the berries whole. The crushed fruit then undergoes a 3-day cold maceration prior to fermentation, which uses selected yeasts and lasts another 15 days. Light daily pumpovers aid in extracting color and structure for the wine. Fermentation temperatures are regulated to 25º–28ºC to retain the fresh character of the fruit. The new wine later undergoes malolactic fermentation naturally. Most of the wine is held in stainless steel tanks, and 25% is aged in fourth- and fifth-use oak barrels for 6 months prior to bottling.